Without commenting on America's scouting benefit, which has some benefits, I think people are definitely underestimating the discount to tile purchases. Perhaps many don't know how to manage tile acquisition or aren't bothering to do so. Think about it this way: if you aren't managing your tiles, use America as your chance to figure it out. See how you can abuse it and get it to its fullest potential. Without doing this, giving feedback on it amounts to a kneejerk reaction based upon how it fits into a playstyle that may not be suited for it.